Maple: a simultaneous technology mapping, placement, and global routing algorithm for field-programmable gate arrays

Nozomu Togawa, Masao Sato, Tatsuo Ohtsuki

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    Technology mapping algorithms for LUT (Look Up Table) based FPGAs have been proposed to transfer a Boolean network into logic-blocks. However, since those algorithms take no layout information into account, they do not always lead to excellent results. In this paper, a simultaneous technology mapping, placement and global routing algorithm for FPGAs, Maple, is presented. Maple is an extended version of a simultaneous placement and global routing algorithm for FPGAs, which is based on recursive partition of layout regions and block sets. Maple inherits its basic process and executes the technology mapping simultaneously in each recursive process. Therefore, the mapping can be done with the placement and global routing information. Experimental results for some benchmark circuits demonstrate its efficiency and effectiveness.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)156-163
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems
    Publication statusPublished - 1994


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computational Theory and Mathematics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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